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Jul 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
that amount to more in a tax break than a median income family in central texas earns in an entire year. that will just continue to destart the gap between the very rich and rest of the country and it will not grow jobs. >> i have to tell you though, the contrast from steve king who we spoke to earlier today from iowa, is pretty sharp and shows these two, talking about fairness in a completely different light. i want you to listen to what he said. the fairness issue is not about the rich paying more, it's about everyone else paying their fair share. listen. >> if they are not going to work and there's a number approaching 100 million americans of working age not in the workforce and that includes the 13 million that are unemployed, some can't do anything about it. some aren't willing to do anything about that. when you add that up, roughly a third of americans of working age are not contributing to the gross domestic product to the united states. >> he talks about class envy. that's what you're going to hear. that's what you're going to be hearing a lot from the gop this week, sir, that
Jul 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
a texas instruments, most blaming the slowdown from europe. markets are down worldwide after that disappointing jobs report on friday here in the united states. and a georgia banker has gone missing, so has $17 million. aubry lee price is accused of defrauding more than 100 investors. he disappeared and left what appears to be a rambling suicide note. but atlanta journal constitution says federal investigators believe that price is still alive and possibly in south america. $44 million, not bad for a day's work for a few hours this week, william johnson was the ceo of duke energy. the former ceo of progress energy, where he worked, signed a three-year contract to head up duke once the two companies merged. he assumed the position on july 2nd. the next day by so-called mutual agreement, he was out, replaced by duke's former chief executive. johnson leaves with a severance package worth $44 million. christine, we've got to do a little digging to see how he earned the $44 million. it sounds a little odd to get $44 million for a day's worth of work. >> mutual agreement isn't alwa
Jul 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
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Jul 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
some dove. >> are you from texas? >> if you don't like lonesome dove, you're in trouble. >> you might have to switch spots today. >> i was going to say lethal weapon but everybody says that, right? >> our "starting point" this morning, breaking news, hazmat crews are on the scene. a spectacular fire, taking place in ohio. a train was pulling several tankers derailed just before 2:00 this morning. the accident happened in the north end of columbus, which is near ohio state university and the ohio state fairgrounds, the explosion and flames could be seen and felt for miles. everyone within a mile of that scene has been ordered to leave their homes because police believe some of those tankers are hauling sulphur. they are worried what could happen to the people and residences nearby. it's a dangerous situation there right now. >>> other big story is on capitol hill. health care reform is front and center as republicans are voting today to try to repeal, try being the operative word there because anybody can tell you it's not going to happen. the vote is mostly symbolic. one lawmake
Jul 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
to pronounce. >> and also a lung infection. you said both you found in texas? >> but also in other parts of the united states. the brain infection is the leading cause of epilepsy in texas and other parts of the american south. there's a worm infection that the parasite lives in the lung. it's been linked to asthma and developmental delays. very common among african-american populations living in poverty. >> in large numbers? >> 2.8 million african-americans are infected with that infection. i like to call the diseases the most important infections you've never heard about. >> and then denge fever. you found that in texas and in florida. you think of denge fever in africa. >> that's right. we think of these as very exotic. but they're not really exotic. it's poverty is the overriding determinant. you show me poor people, i'll show you these diseases. denge is a mosquito transmitted affect. it's in florida and texas. and we think it's possibly elsewhere on the gulf coast as well. >> is there a big effort to try to eradicate the diseases? >> they are really invisible, and they disproportio
Jul 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
be called to the scene of a deadly accident in southeastern texas. 11 people were killed, 12 others injured when a pickup truck veered off u.s. highway 59 and slammed into two large trees last night. it was a one vehicle accident and police say all of the 23 victims were loaded inside the ford truck's cab and bed. they suspect people smuggling. >>> penn state paying the price for the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. in less than two hours, the ncaa will unveil what are set to be unprecedented sanctions against the football program. they include fines in excess of $30 million and the loss of scholarships and a ban from postseason bowl games. this comes a day after the school removed the iconic statue of football coach joe paterno from outside beaver stadium. just ahead a live report on what to expect when the ncaa announces the sanctions less than two hours from now. >>> the arab league making syrian president assad an offer they hope he can't refuse. they'll offer a safe exit for assad and his family if he steps down quickly and leaves syria. arab league foreign ministers are also calling
Jul 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
? what's the difference? what's going right in iowa and texas? >> we heard from governor o'malley. he believes that states that have more minerals correlates to how well they do. some states do well because historically they have more minerals, et cetera. and by the way, four years ago, they may have had a different governor. you'd have to do an entire assessment of that. i think it's an easy thing to say, and a little bit -- >> it's not complex. >> not complex, will. >>> still ahead, we'll talk about animals attacks. two chimpanzees on the loose in vegas, went on a rampage. one was shot and killed. but the owner is expected to get the other one back today. it's today's "tough call." we'll talk about that. and don't forget you can watch us on your mobile phone while you're at work. don't do any work. just watch us on your mobile phone while you're at work. go to we're back in a moment. ♪ i want to grow ♪ i want to try ♪ i can almost touch the sky [ male announcer ] even the planet has an olympic dream. dow is proud to support that dream by helping provide greener, mo
Jul 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
, i'm in texas today. >> san francisco, new orleans. yeah, glad to be here. >> our get real this morning, this is such a great story. it may be my favorite of the day. walt disney world, happiest place on earth. pays people to dress like cartoon characters and spread cheer. one guest looked a little too much like santa who is not a disney character. according to wkmg in florida, they asked a guest, thomas tolbert who looks just like this, this is his picture, he looks exactly like santa claus. they said, please be less santaish because he was becoming a distraction at the park. apparently kids saw him and they assumed it was santa on summer vacation and were asking for autographs and pictures. something that he's used to because apparently he's an actor and does a santa impersonation. he was told by park officials, tell the kids no. he was supposed to say this, you need to say, i'm sorry, i'm not who you think i am and this, i'm on vacation and you need to leave me alone. imagine if you thought santa said that to you, listen, i'm on vacation, you need to leave me alone. >> t
Jul 16, 2012 4:00am PDT
guard and nearly 2,000 firefighters are trying to put it out. >>> a deadly lightning strike in texas, two people were killed sunday when lightning hit a soccer complex in houston. it sounded like a bomb went off. the two soccer players sought shelter under a tree when the sudden storm rolled in. a third player suffered injuries and was hospitalized. >> let's get a quick check on the weather with alexandra steele. good morning. >> good morning, we've got classic july weather. heat, thunderstorms and set against a worsening drought. this worsening drought of 2012 we'll talk about throughout the morning. extreme heat, we've got it once again. here through the plains and kansas city, minneapolis, green bay, temperatures there today about 100 degrees, a little less, heat indexes higher than that. for tomorrow in the northeast, will be your extreme heat, d.c. 100 degrees for you. also today in new york city there is a heat advisory, tomorrow new york, to harrisburg, philadelphia, washington, baltimore, washington already had five 100-degree days this year and let's tack on another. not for
Jul 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
through the ohio valley in through northern texas. 1700 miles of damaging storms over 300 wind reports that caused damage and one report of a tornado up there in elmira, new york, we don't expect to see that sort of action today but some folks will. leftover storms from last night across the delmarva and mid-atlantic and today that's where the main threat will be for severe storms. also across the ohio river valley, you'll seal a threat for is heing severe storms. basically we've knocked down the heat that's been building for weeks christine. although we'll see storms today, they shouldn't be as widespread or damaging as they were yesterday thankfully. christine? >> thanks, rob. to politics now where mitt romney is doing damage control this morning. the gop presidential candidate stepping on toes his first two days in london, questioning the city's passion for the olympics and calling security for the games disconcerting. u.k. newspaper headlines ranging from mitt the twit who who invited partypopper mitt romney. and mitt falls at the first hurdle. in the united states, more of the sam
Jul 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
a letter to the headquarters in texas hoping to change that policy. zach, what's your reaction this morning? >> you know, it's an interesting puzzle to sort out for sure. the statement that the boy scouts put out yesterday has all kinds of weird inconsistencies riddled throughout. and one of the things that we're left wondering is when exactly this so-called internal review actually wrapped up. at this point, the bsa hasn't been willing to put out any names, hasn't been willing to tell us who the people are who are responsible, we don't even know if they are inside the organization or outside experts. until we have a meaningful level of fratransparency and accountability. i'm very highly skeptical about whether or not this is a quote, unquote, definitive decision by the scouts at this time. >> so explain to me where your suspicion lies. are you saying you don't think there was a two-year review? are you saying you want to know who's on the panel, and you don't think this is a final, final decision? what are you saying? >> >> well, what we think is that this is essentially the boy scouts of
Jul 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> some quick headline this morning, police in mexico city investigating the death of an associated press news intern whose body was found this week in an apartment elevator shaft. 22-year-old from colorado went to mexico after graduating college last month. >>> the ceo of the online gambling site, pleading not guilty to running a ponzi scheme. players lost as much as 2 million merchandise. >>> no runoff after all. this photo finish was originally going to lead to a rematch between jeneba tarmoh, bought she dropped out yesterday conceding the spot to felix. she said her heart was not in it. such a saddeneding there, brooke. >> i know, but they are going anyways, they were qualified anyways. >> but not that individual competition. >> i think she didn't want to risk injury. zoraida, thanks so much. today's "starting point" team here, margaret hoover, author of "american individualism",
Jul 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
, texas. he is appearing one day after mitt romney's speech was booed in parts there and booed specifically when he promised he would be repealing the health care law. listen. >> i am going to eliminate every non-special expensive program i can find that includes obama care and i will work to reform and save -- >> [ booing ] >> that's a long 15 seconds when you get booed. gaining favor at the annual event is obviously a challenge for any republican nominee. could be a problem for president obama as well. his decision not to appear at the conference could come with its own backlash this november. let's get to roland martin covering the event all week. before we talk about president obama and his not showing up at the convention, let's talk a little about mitt romney yesterday. we heard some booing obviously when he talked about obama care. i know that at the end there was half the crowd roughly apparently stood to cheer. how overall would you say was the reception for him? >> i won't say they stood and cheer. in fact, when he came out half the room stood up, applauded him, being
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